Thapar University students invited to Lockheed Martin Centre
Students of Thapar University have been invited to the young engineers visitation programme at Lockheed Martin Centre for Innovation, Suffolk, Virginia, USA from June 13 to 17, 2011. The students are being sponsored by the Indo-US Science and Technology Forum.
The team of six students - Ashish Tanwer, Muzahid Hussain, Himanshu, Keshav Sodhi, Anubhav Mangal, Rohan Shukla and Punyata Gayatri - won the “Military racing challenge - autonomous ground vehicle for low intensity conflict” competition organised by the Defence Research Development Organisation (DRDO) in Chennai. Of the 240 teams participating in the competition, only 14 teams were shortlisted for the second round.
Dr. Abhijit Mukherjee, director, Thapar University, said, “I congratulate the winning team for their achievement. We believe in encouraging our students to think laterally and develop varied interests. I wish them all the best for this programme and believe it will be a wonderful experience for them.”
Lockheed Martin’s Centre for Innovation is a world class laboratory for collaborative experimentation and analysis involving Lockheed Martin, its customers and industry partners. The Centre for Innovation has core resources to test ideas and analyse warfare concepts, and this is where Lockheed Martin will collaborate with customers to develop integrated net-centric solutions for defence.
IP University student carries out research in Antarctica
Aman Malik, a second year student of University School of Chemical Technology (USCT) of Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University has recently returned from Antarctica (South Pole) after completing a two-week intensive research of the area. He was part of a 53-member student researcher team from 12 countries across the globe to do research on the Polar region, especially about Antarctica from February 14 to 28. This year, Malik was the only Indian member of the research team. Other members were from countries like USA, UK, Sweden, Canada, Egypt and Kuwait.
The team carried out research of the area on subjects like problems faced by the region, wildlife, glacier, water, geology and oceans.